Australi The Biggest Country

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Australia is the sixth largest country, and the largest island continent in the world, and full of an abundance of natural resources. Geographically Australia is about the same size as the lower 48 United States, however the population is less than the size of Los Angeles at 23.6 million. The majority of the population is therefore ‘grouped’ into the capital cities- Sydney in New South Wales, Melbourne in Victoria, Adelaide in South Australia, Brisbane in Queensland, Darwin in Northern Territory, and Perth in Western Australia, Canberra in Australian Capital Territory. While Australia may be ‘small’ in population, they also have a level of consumerism that equals the US, UK and other first world countries. The amount of natural resources in Australia is astounding and with the population grouped around the country its works to allow the country to utilize them as much as possible. For Australia being such a large country with many natural resources, the use of their mining industry has helped improve the economy and helped develop a stronger country. Over the past years, Australia has gone through many changes associated with their economy. In 1996, Australia was in a period of recession, but began to have economic growth in the years of 1997 through to the early 2000s. This growth was due to the weakening of the Australia dollar causing an increase in market shares for Australia exports. With the help of the decrease in prices of exports for foreign buyers, in return
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